AppleSox Down Honkers 9-2 for 1st Home Win

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AppleSox Plate 9 in 7-Run Victory over Honkers

WENATCHEE, WA – The Wenatchee AppleSox picked up their first home win of the season in a 9-2 decision over the Northwest Honkers last night at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field…
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The Honkers scored first on an RBI-double by Ethan Lincecum and a balk called with a runner at third on starting pitcher Sam Wong to make it 2-nothing.

The ‘Sox mounted a comeback, however, with a run in the 4th, two more in the 5th and then a 5-run 6th-inning, highlighted by Mason Morenco’s 2-run double. Morenco wasn’t done yet, as he stepped up to bat in the 7th with two on. The voice of the AppleSox Joel Norman has the play-by-play, video courtesy LocalTel’s SkyFi camera…

With the win, Wenatchee improves to 3-and-2 overall on the season and will host another non-league game tonight at 7:05 against the Highline Bears.

Taking a look at the rest of the West Coast League last night…
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Port Angeles beat Bend 8-1. Walla Walla stopped Bellingham 5-1. Victoria held off a late Yakima Valley rally for a 6-5 win. And Corvallis was an unfriendly guest at Kelowna, downing the Falcons 16-to-7 in a game that included an 11-run 7th inning for the Knights.
Tonight, Yakima Valley is at Victoria for an 11am day-game while Corvallis heads for Bellingham for a 6:35 start tonight.

Nicasio Blows Lead, Mariners Earn Split with Astros

The Mariners came back against Houston last night to take the lead, only to see it disappear with a blown save by Juan Nicasio in a 7-5 decision at Minute Maid Park…
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Trailing 3-2 in the top of the 7th, Seattle’s Denard Span hit his first homer in the Mariner’s uniform to tie it. Then the M’s took the lead on an RBI single by Jean Segura. On came Nicasio in relief in the bottom of the 7th only to surrender back-to-back-to-back-to-back hits. By the time it was done, Houston had scored 4-runs and had retaken the lead 7-4.

Kyle Seager would homer in the 8th and Seattle got two on with Nelson Cruz at the plate in the 9th, but Hector Rondon struck him out to end the ballgame at 7-5.
Manager Scott Servais said Nicasio didn’t pitch badly…Houston just kept getting hits!

Seattle now heads to Tampa Bay to face the Rays today at 4:10 with Mike Leake going up against Ryan Stanek.

As we look at the American League West, Les Schwab Scoreboard…
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We see the Mariner’s lead in the West has shrunken to one game with last night’s loss to Houston. Texas beat Oakland 8-2 and the Angels held off a late rally to top Kansas City 4-3. Los Angeles is four games behind Seattle in the West while Oakland is 7-and-a-half games back.